On Friday 7th July, the Trent DClinPsy Programme team (Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham), along with the FCRG, hosted the second Research Festival (ResFEST 2017) at the University of Lincoln. The event showcased and celebrated the research conducted by current and ex-trainees of the Trent DClinPsy Programme.

Also, FCRG members Dr Adrian Parke and Ross Bartels (along with a finishing undergraduate student) presented the results from one of their recent studies, both which have useful implications for clinicians. The conference also included a keynote address by Prof. Martin Tovee (from the School of Psychology) on the perception of body image in disordered eating.

Delegates were also able to attend a free networking lunch, where clinicians, practitioners, and researchers discussed research ideas and involvement with applied academics/clinicians based on the Trent programme and at the University of Lincoln. During the lunch, a selection of research posters were presented by DClinPsy and FCRG members.

Overall, the event was well-attended with a buzzing atmosphere and excellent talks from all.

Below is a list of the talks and speakers. Click on the title of the talk to download a PDF copy of the presentation.

Below the table is a selection of the tweets provided by some of the attending ResFEST delegates.

Title of Talk Speaker
Identifying developmental pathways of Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) using Multiple Sequential Functional Analysis (MSFA) Dr Jenna Brough
How do Clinical Psychologists best address the difficulties of care staff in supporting the sexual expression of individuals with intellectual disabilities? A Delphi Study Brad English
An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A case series approach Dr Lauren Roche
Age-related physical and psychological vulnerability as pathways to problem gambling in older adults Dr Adrian Parke (FCRG lead)
Keynote: The perception of body image in disordered eating Prof. Martin Tovee
Net Neutrality: The lack of association between pornography exposure and sexual functioning and well-being Ruth Charig
From Fantasy to Reality: Investigating the effect of mental contrasting on enacting a sexual fantasy Dr Ross Bartels (FCRG) & Libby-Rae Kendrick
Shades of grey: Older adults’ perceptions about how transitioning to a care home might impact on experiences of sexuality Anna Hooper
Defining and measuring adaptive behaviour in deaf adults with suspected intellectual disability Dr Kathryn Moore
Perceived barriers and facilitators to positive therapeutic change for people with Intellectual Disabilities: Client, carer, and Clinical Psychologist perspectives Dr Sarah Ramsden
A mixed methods approach investigating cognitive changes in vicarious trauma within trainee and qualified therapists Emma Millard


We look forward to next ResFEST and will keep you posted on when this will be in the future.